Spotlight

Best moments of spring

Happy last day of classes! We asked Carolina students to talk about their favorite parts of the spring 2017 semester. Here are some of our favorite responses.  Congratulations, Tar Heels. You made it through another semester!  By Carly Swain and Rachel Gogal, University Communications Published April 27, 2017

A true research university

For the past 12 months, Kyle Wallace has been examining reconstructed ACLs in the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory to better understand how damage done during the reconstruction could lead to knee osteoarthritis. As he stood in the middle of the Great Hall in the Student Union to present his year of work, he felt a…

Brotherly love, no matter what

When Austin Ludwig was 11, he didn’t know what to make of his younger brother Mason. He didn’t know what to tell friends who wondered why Mason couldn’t talk at age 4. Austin felt embarrassed, but the older he got and the more he learned about autism, the more he wanted to help people like…

Well Said: Robots and minds

As technology advances and robots are further integrated into daily life, the line between a mechanical tool and a potentially living thing is becoming more blurred. But do robots actually have minds? And if they do, how will human interaction with robots change? In this week’s episode, we talk about robots and minds with Kurt…

Folt lays out bold vision for Carolina’s future

In its entire 223-year history, Carolina has never had one overarching vision to guide its growth — until now. Chancellor Carol L. Folt shared that vision — The Blueprint for Next — with University community members who packed a room at the Carolina Inn earlier this year. The Blueprint for Next, a strategic framework that spans all the University’s schools and departments, was shaped…

A colorful celebration

Hooker Fields turned into a canvas of colors on Friday as Carolina students celebrated at the annual Holi Moli UNC event. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students wearing white T-shirts crowded onto Hooker Fields. When the call was given, they threw pink, purple, green and blue powder into the sky. As the powder…

A view from the top

The senior Bell Tower Climb is an annual spring tradition, thanks to the General Alumni Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 2003, the senior class has been invited to climb the 128 steps above campus and then sign their names on the inside walls of the Bell Tower. The UNC-Chapel…

Working toward a greener future

The UNC-Chapel Hill community is marking Earth Week 2017 with a series of events across campus, ranging from a student-led celebration in the Pit to the greenhouse opening at the Carolina Campus Community Garden to the UNC Science Expo. The work to reduce the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s environmental footprint isn’t limited…

A new facility for UNC Horizons

Twenty-three years after its humble beginnings, UNC Horizons Program unveiled a new state-of-the-art facility in which to treat women and their children under one roof. UNC Horizons is a world leader in treating women with substance use disorder and also addressing and treating underlying trauma all while keeping the women with their children. Leaders from…

Well Said: The Southern Folklife Collection and Yep Roc Records

Part of the Wilson Special Collections Library, Carolina’s Southern Folklife Collection is home to nearly a quarter of a million recordings of music ranging from blues and folk to gospel and rock-and-roll. Beginning this weekend, on Record Store Day, the Southern Folklife Collection and Yep Roc Records will be releasing rare archival recordings from its…